A West Ham United ‘source’ has now shared some major Declan Rice transfer news out of Rush Green in the last 48 hours, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Rice future up in the air?
The England international’s future has been subject to increased speculation in recent weeks since big name journalist Fabrizio Romano shared news of a rejected third contract offer.
Rice is apparently open to leaving West Ham this summer, as per some claims, while others believe that the 23-year-old will commit his future for next season at least.
The Latest: Daily Mail source shares major update…
Sharing news in the last 48 hours, a West Ham ‘source‘ has now told the British newspaper that GSB and co are confident Rice will be with them for the 2022/2023 campaign.
It’s added that he could even stay ‘beyond that’ as the club aim to make him their highest-paid player.
The source explained: “I believe he is staying for at least a year and maybe beyond that. He has been nothing short of decent to the club and the fans.
“There is still a new contract to be negotiated and he will become the highest paid West Ham player.
“The club are comfortable with the way things are proceeding and Declan’s respectful way he is going about things.”
The Verdict: Big boost for Moyes…
This news from a well-placed insider courtesy of The Mail comes as a major boost for manager David Moyes.
Rice’s stock continues to rise, and while it is debatable he could one day depart the London Stadium, Moyes and West Ham will be aiming to keep hold of their star man for as long as possible.
The east Londoners possess an option to extend his deal by a further year in any case but the midfielder’s respect and gratitude for the club is evident by this update.
Indeed, it looks unlikely he will actively force a Premier League move away as things stand.
In other news: GSB set to back Moyes with £21m West Ham bid to sign colossal player, find out more here.
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